Ringmaster News - 2nd Quarter 2012
Update of NHW Activities in
|Chiltern Police Area Commander
Review by Chief Inspector Ian Hunter
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to see when your local neighbourhood officers will be holding beat
surgeries for residents of:
* Seer Green
in the Baptist Church
* Chalfont St Giles
in the Library
These meetings are chance for residents to raise any concerns that
they may have and get advice, and to offer suggestions of ways of
improving our community.
Also, there will be a range of crime reduction information and community
safety advice available.
If you cannot attend the surgeries above please feel free to contact
your local neighbourhood officers on 101, by email
to Have Your Say
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Scam - Door-to-Door Sales
Police in Chiltern are warning residents about a door-to-door
sales scam involving young men and women claiming to be ex-convicts
trying to earn some money.
We have recently been contacted by residents in Little Kingshill,
Chalfont St Peter, and Jordans reporting these individuals knocking
on doors locally.
The bogus salesmen target one area at a time and knock at doors
claiming to be ex-convicts on a young offenders’ scheme and try
to sell the occupant everyday households products such as dusters
and house cleaning products at high prices.
Bogus salesmen are not involved in any officially recognised offender
rehabilitation programme and many do not carry Pedlar’s
Certificates which are issued by the police and permit
people to sell door-to-door.
If any salesperson comes to your door, you should ask to see their
Pedlar’s certificate - these are only issued to individuals under
very strict conditions. You can contact the police station it was
issued at in order to prove if it’s genuine. Selling door-to-door
without this certificate is a criminal offence.
Deputy Area Commander, Chief Inspector Bobbi Rai says “I would encourage
all our residents not to buy from these people and to take the time
to reflect and research before making a decision to purchase. Every
year the Police and Trading Standards receive many enquiries from
people who have fallen for the sales patter, have parted with their
money and then realized they have paid over the odds for products
or that the work done is of very poor quality.”
“These people may not only be applying pressure on residents to
buy their products at inflated prices but may also be involved in
other criminal activity. As such it is important that residents
call us and let us know this is happening in their neighbourhood
to give us the opportunity to check out whether their activity is
indeed lawful. Please call us on 101 and let us know.”
Residents are reminded that they can request a free no-cold calling
sticker for their front doors by emailing their name and address
and putting ‘no-cold calling sticker’ in the subject line or by
calling the Community Safety Team on 01494 732089. If a doorstep
seller comes to your door you can just point at the sticker and
ask them to leave. If they refuse to leave or return they are committing
a criminal offence.
| 25 April
On the 20th April between 9:45am and 2pm an offence
was committed at New Barn Lane, Seer Green. Entry
was gained via the side ground floor window and small electrical
items and money were taken.
If you have any information or wish to report any suspicious incident,
please call Thames Valley Police on 101 and state that you are responding
to this Thames Valley Alert, or if you believe a crime is
in progress call 999.
Alternatively, if you do not wish to give your details, you can
call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.